Nsele Safari’s and Lodge – an off-the-beaten path African safari experience

Nsele Safari's and Lodge

Hidden in the Limpopo bushveld, in Guernsey Private Nature Reserve within the Greater Kruger National Park biosphere, Nsele Safari’s and Lodge are an ideal escape for anyone looking to experience amazing African bush experiences.

Nsele Safari is actually a family-owned and managed bush lodge on a reserve that holds a wide variety of birds and wildlife – there are no big 5 animals, only buffalo.

Besides clean and sanitised rooms following COVID protocols for safety and facilities, you will find your hosts welcoming and their staff well-trained.

You will also find the owner and senior ranger very knowledgeable about the bush. Your stay at Nsele Safari’s and Lodge will certainly be a source of many fond memories for years to come.

Accommodation at Nsele Safari’s and Lodge 

Accommodation at Nsele consists of five comfortable, thatched chalets with en-suite bathrooms. Three of the chalets have a camp-like loft, which can comfortably sleep two children/teenagers.

All the chalets face a pool and a beautiful garden and enjoy Wi-Fi access.

Chalet amenities include overhead fans to keep you cool in the hot summers; high-quality Restosonic mattresses; 100% cotton bedding and towels; mosquito nets and repellent; en-suite bathrooms with shower, basin, and toilet; free coffee & tea; cold drinking water and private patios as well as pool loungers and bathing towels for the pool to cool you off.

Make an online booking HERE.

Facilities at Nsele Safari’s and Lodge

Facilities at Nsele include an open-air dining room area; a fully-licensed bar; and a boma with open log fire to enjoy under the African stars.

There is free on-site parking for your vehicles as well as laundry services at an additional fee.

Activities at Nsele Safari’s and Lodge

There is plenty to keep you occupied at Nsele Safari Lodge. All activities – including game drives and night drives or bush walks from the camp, tours or excursions to Kruger National Park and other local attractions, micro-light flights, hot air balloons, elephant interactions, boat cruises and many more, can be pre-booked or booked on site.

Reviews from previous guests

“We were made welcome upon arrival by Stephanie and Olaf and the team. First a drink to celebrate the victory of the SA Rugby team. They serve the most wonderful home cooked traditional African food – Stephanie caters for all needs. The night safari lead by Olaf was a very special experience and a very good alternative for the bush walk. (it was really too hot for a walk). Beautiful place off-the-beaten track, but still accessible by most cars.  Zebras in front of the fence. Very close to the Kruger Park,” wrote Katrien P on their TripAdvisor page.

Hirba added; “If you want to live calmly and pleasantly this is the perfect place! Have never been so well received, Olaf and Stephanie are wonderful hosts! Cozy cottages to live, great food and pleasant dinners! In addition, you will have the opportunity to learn about animals and nature! Thank you, miss you already!”

Nsele Safari’s and Lodge are located in Portion 152 of the Farm Guernsey 81 KU, Hoedspruit, Limpopo. Here is their location on Google Maps. For bookings, call +27 (0) 83 739 2955; email reservations@nsele.co.za or visit them online at www.nsele.co.za today. Follow them on Facebook HERE.


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